National Blood Authority - New General Manager Appointed
Mr Leigh McJames has been appointed as the new general manager of the National Blood Authority, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, has announced.
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14 February 2012
Mr Leigh McJames has been appointed as the new general manager of the National Blood Authority (NBA), the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, announced today.
Mr McJames is currently the executive director, corporate support at Albury Wodonga Health. He was deputy general manager of the NBA for two years from 2006 to 2008.
The NBA aims to ensure Australia’s blood supply is secure and well-managed.
Ms King said Mr McJames would bring strong knowledge and experience with the NBA and blood sector to the position, as well as a strong vision and strategic leadership capability, strong skills in engaging with stakeholders and a strong senior executive presence.
“I am looking forward to working with Mr McJames in this important position responsible for Australia’s national blood arrangements,” Ms King said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made to the management of the NBA by the acting general manager, Ms Stephanie Gunn, since the retirement in 2011 of the inaugural general manager, Dr Alison Turner.
It is expected that Mr McJames will take up his new position in late March.
The NBA acts on behalf of all Australian governments and is responsible for planning for demand and supply of blood and blood products.
The NBA administers an annual budget of more than $1 billion to which the Australian Government contributes 63 per cent. The remainder is provided by the states and territories.
For more information, please contact Ms King’s office on 6277 4230.
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